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Shawn Lane

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Topic: Shawn Lane
Posted By: slidesandbends
Subject: Shawn Lane
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 09:22
Anybody listen to this guy? Powers of ten is a brilliant live album,  'gray pianos flying' is a short prog epic. Shawn Lane died about ten years ago of psoriasis, but before that he was the modern john mclaughlin.



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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 16:05
One word to describe Shawn Lane, GENIUS.  Shawn Lane would easily smoke 95% 0f the musicians I see mentioned here.
 


Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 16:06
It's only a matter of time till Jay (aka Negoba) sees this...

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Posted By: arnold stirrup
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 21:32
Originally posted by slidesandbends slidesandbends wrote:

Anybody listen to this guy? Powers of ten is a brilliant live album,  'gray pianos flying' is a short prog epic. Shawn Lane died about ten years ago of psoriasis, but before that he was the modern john mclaughlin.
 
shawn lane has been one my favorite guitarists on the planet for about 2 years now. he is an astonishing player possessing an incredible technical facility, but to consider him merely a "shredder" would be an injustice. he has the unique ability to both dazzle you with chops while also wrenching your heart. at times, he reminds me of allan holdsworth, steve morse, jeff beck, jimi hendrix, and john mclaughlin, sometimes all in the same song! sadly, shawn died before realizing his full potential as a leader.
 
the tri-tone fascination is an excellent studio offering from shawn. in addition, the following live (improvisatory) albums with bassist jonas hellborg are highly recommended:  abstract logic, personae, temporal analogues of paradise, time is the enemy, good people in times of evil, and zenhouse (acoustic).


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Posted By: Negoba
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 21:40
Less than 24 hours...

Virtuoso is a term that gets thrown out alot but Shawn Lane may be one of the few true musical virtuosos who played the guitar. As Pablo's noted, I've gushed about him before...

The Hellborg collabs are some of the best modern fusion out there.

I'll just leave a few thumbs up to this thread and watch with a smile.


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 21:54

Shawn Lane was one talent. It is said that he will have copied the performance of Allan Holdsworth in one's teens.

I also think that Trio of Lane-Hellborg-Sipe is wonderful as an album.



Posted By: Eric Mallory
Date Posted: July 27 2012 at 06:37
This guy was an unbelievable virtuoso guitarist/ composer. A pity that he's mainly known to guitar players!!


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:02
And an excellent pianist too. RIP.


Posted By: Mirror Image
Date Posted: July 29 2012 at 23:28
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Shawn Lane would easily smoke 95% 0f the musicians I see mentioned here.

Disapprove

As if music is some kind of contest.


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Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: July 30 2012 at 05:09
I'm very glad to read this thread, thanks to the OP for starting it!  

Comparing him as a "modern McLaughlin" is a very nice, and appropriate, comparison to make.  I find much similarity between their compositional and playing styles.  

The poor fellow had severe psoriatic arthritis, and side-effects of drugs unfortunately caused him to balloon into a rather hefty figure.  I'm very sympathetic as I also have psoriasis, albeit not nearly as badly.  

Also, I didn't know about his piano skills, thanks!

Not known to many is that he first hit the stage with the American hard rock, "Southern" rock band Black Oak Arkansas, when he was perhaps 14.  

A seminal talent, I wish he were still with us. 


Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: July 30 2012 at 14:18
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

 

Also, I didn't know about his piano skills, thanks!

If I'm not wrong he actually learnt piano first and only later he started playing guitar. In his first solo album Powers Of Ten he played everything and there are some really nice piano and keyboard parts (the drums were programmed by him I think).
 
Personally I don't find his style much similar to McLaughlin though. He is more often compared to Holdsworth although he is not too similar either.


Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: July 31 2012 at 11:01
Originally posted by Mirror Image Mirror Image wrote:

Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

Shawn Lane would easily smoke 95% 0f the musicians I see mentioned here.

Disapprove

As if music is some kind of contest.
What are you some sort of clown???  It's my opinion or am I not entitled to one???



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